Kelly Riley, Center Manager - Manchester
Kelly is Hope for New Hampshire Recovery’s Center Manager at our Manchester location. She has over 10 years of experiential knowledge in long-term recovery, as well as bringing decades of expertise in the social service field – working both with people who have mental health and substance use disorders. Riley has an extensive reach and an expansive depth in terms of community connection, building, and resources within the Manchester region as well as throughout the State. She inspires everyone to listen wholly, connect compassionately and to continually be an opportunity for people to initiate and sustain long-term recovery. Kelly has her B.S. in Addictions Mental Health, and will have her MLDAC in the coming months, in addition to being a Certified Peer Recovery Coach and a Trainer for that program.
Lexi Visel, Center Manager - Concord
Lexi found her passion for helping those on their recovery journey by volunteering at the Hope for NH Recovery Center in Manchester. When the center started the state’s first crisis emergency
recovery shelter, she quickly became an integral part of the team. She started working in “Amber’s Place” and enthusiastically adapted to the culture of this environment. Working with people in
the first steps of their recovery gave her a passion to excel in any crisis with empathy, compassion and a solution. She has attended a wide-array of intensive trainings to better understand the complexities of substance use disorder, mental health and works towards educating others. When she moved to the Hope Concord Center she quickly began to build a large community for those in recovery. Building groups, meeting spaces, events, educational sessions and community partners she could highlight the efforts of those walking their journey of recovery. As the Concord’s Hope for NH Recovery’s Center Manager she continues to build a team of fierce recovery advocates who compassionately give back to the community by building up those they work with daily. Everyone deserves a chance and she will do everything possible to enhance a person’s well-being, when they are reaching out for help.
Wayne Miller, Center Manager - Claremont/Newport
As a resident of the Upper Valley Region Wayne has worked in a diverse range of recovery and treatment programs in both Vermont and New Hampshire. Since December 2016 he has served Sullivan County as the Center Manager for our Claremont and Newport Recovery Community Centers.
Wayne will graduate this fall with his BA in Human Services and Addiction Studies through Springfield College, but it is his own lived experience that drive him to work in the recovery realm and as a person in long-term recovery, he believes in the power and effectiveness of building strong connections within our homes and communities.
Carolee Longley, Center Manager - Franklin
Carolee has worked in the field of human services in NH for over 30 years, specializing in working with children and families. She has worked in a variety of settings and has a passion for education, advocacy, collaboration, & training. She is a person in long-term recovery, 27 years. She has been a long-time advocate in New Hampshire for Prevention, Treatment and Recovery on the local, regional and state level. She has helped start 4 non-profit agencies in NH. Carolee and her family truly enjoy the scenic beauty of NH and love to spend time outdoors. She works for HOPE For NH Recovery as the Franklin Center Manager, and is very passionate about building Recovery Capital. Her years of personal and professional experience meld together well, and fuel her passion in her work as a Recovery Coach and a Trainer.
Kelly Charron, Center Manager - Berlin
Kelly Charron is customer service professional with sixteen years of management experience. Starting as a cashier at the age of twenty she stood out as a born leader, which led to success early in her career. Kelly managed several retail operations including Shaw's Supermarkets, Car Freshner, and Save A Lot Food Stores. She has a proven track record, excels at relationship building and thrives in a fast-paced environment.
Kelly has a passion for people in her community, and is excited about helping those who are in recovery. Kelly is the newest addition to the hope team as center manager for our Berlin Recovery Community Center.